Calendar Year Triple Crown 2023

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An 8,000 Mile Solo Hike

In 2023, I am doing the Calendar Year Triple Crown: hiking the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail all within one year. Under optimal summer conditions, each individual trail takes about 5–6 months to complete.

All total, the Triple Crown is 7,940 miles (12,778 km). To complete it within one year requires hiking over 21 miles every single day. But with trips to towns periodically to resupply and travel time between trails, it’s more like hiking a marathon every day while carrying a 35–45 pound (15–20 kg) backpack. My goal is to do 30+ miles (48 km) per day.

Trail Length Northern Terminus Southern Terminus Organization
Appalachian Trail (AT) 2,190 miles
(3,524 km)
Mount Katahdin, Maine, USA Springer Mountain, Georgia, USA Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Continental Divide Trail (CDT) 3,100 miles
(4,989 km)
Waterton Lake, Glacier National Park, Montana, USA/Canada border Crazy Cook Monument, Hachita, New Mexico, USA/Mexico border Continental Divide Trail Coalition
Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) 2,600 miles
(4,265 km)
Monument 78, Pasayten Wilderness, USA/Canada border Campo, California, USA/Mexico border Pacific Crest Trail Association

Follow My Progress!

You can see exactly where I am on my journey! I am tracking my progress every few minutes. Use the interactive map below or bookmark the direct link.

You can also message me with the map! Just click the Message button near the top left, send your message, and I’ll get it on the trail.

Suggestions: “Great job! Keep it up!” or “Get your lazy ass moving.

Posts from the Trail

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Calendar Year Triple Crown 2023

Bennett near the top of Amicalola Falls.

Appalachian Trail: The Beginning

North Carolina and Georgia border on the Appalachian Trail.

Done with Georgia!

Looking back at my footprints in the snow.

First Snow on the Trail

Bennett hiking the Appalachian Trail.

Leading the Pack

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2 Responses

  1. Nice meeting you between Hogpen Gap and Unicoi Gap. Also, saw you at Hostel Around the Bend. Patrick and Clay.

    We took some pictures of you while you were hiking. Let us know how we can get them to you. Good luck on your journey.

    1. I was great meeting you, too. Y’all are great guys. You can email photos to me via the email address at the bottom of the page.

      Take care! Keep hiking!

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